According to scientific research, hemp oil is the most complete and most effective natural oil used in cosmetics. It is the only vegetal oil with an ideal ratio of omega-3 and omega-6. Its profile is close to the natural lipids found in the skin, making it a quick-penetrating dry oil.
Hemp oil instantly neutralizes the effects of dryness and dehydration of the skin. Thanks to its ability to quickly hydrate the skin, hemp oil is the ingredient of choice for all skin care. Skin acts as a barrier to protect the body from excessive water loss. In addition, it prevents the penetration of foreign and pathogenic substances, such as bacteria and viruses.
In short, healthy skin is characterized by a good balance between lipids and water. Skin health largely depends on the retention of moisture provided by the outer layer of the epidermis. The weakening of this natural barrier can be caused by sun, dry air, irritating soaps, free radical damage or age-related slowing down of cell renewal. This results in a change in the lipid composition of the epidermis and a reduction in the moisture retention capacity.
Essential Fatty Acids
Hemp oil has a superior profile in EFA (Essential Fatty Acids). It is therefore very close to the natural lipids of the skin. In topical application, it brings to the skin its essential components. This is how it increases the retention of moisture.
Present in large quantities in hemp oil, EFAs compensate for free radical aggression by structuring the cell membrane and forming a fundamental reserve for the cell. It is these same free radicals that are responsible for aging skin. By their oxidative action, they shower the cells with saturated fatty acids. Some free radicals are generated by our body, others are imported by our food, pollution, the sun. They alter the structure of the cell membrane, causing wrinkles, loss of elasticity and fragility of the skin tissue.
The proteins used in hygiene products are traditionally derived from collagen or keratin. However, plant-derived proteins are now recognized as being more easily assimilated by skin cells.
We use Quebec hemp oil in all our CHANV product line. This oil is rich in vitamin E and therefore promotes the transport of essential oils. In addition, our essential oils are of superior quality and adapted to the need of each treatment. Our favorite, the precious essential oil of Italian Helichrysum, is found in some of our products since it has the desired effects on most skin disorders.
Grown in Quebec
Hemp has been a legal crop in Canada since 1998. The hemp file in Quebec is evolving at a pace that is both fast and slow. Processing is currently limited to seeds and oil. However, some organizations, cooperatives and businesses are working on large-scale projects in Quebec. In short, it is an evolving topic that many will want to follow!
Hemp oil used in CHANV skin care products comes from plants and seeds grown and processed by experts in the Quebec region of Mauricie. They operate the only cold-pressed oil press in Quebec. We use hemp seeds (bio – without GMO) associated with a traditional technique of growing and harvesting. Its rotational culture without inputs (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers) ensures you the highest standards of quality and nutritional value.